Malaysia Faces a Tense Election

Read also our three-story package on the Malaysia elections: Malaysia’s Najib Calls 14th General Election Najib Razak: A Kleptocrat Skilled at the Game Mahathir: Malaysia’s Prophet of Doom or Second Messiah? On May 9, voters in Malaysia will go to the polls in what is believed to be the closest national election since 1969, when ethnic Chinese-based opposition parties held a victory rally in Kuala Lumpur that precipitated riots in which hundreds died, most of them Chinese, and fractured the myth of racial harmony in the country for good.

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